Construction Specialties Acquires Platform Manufacturing Group LLCWednesday, April 1, 2020
Construction Specialties, Inc. (CS), a leading manufacturer of specialty building products, announces its acquisition of Platform Manufacturing Group LLC, a steel fabrication company based in Melissa, Texas. The acquisition will expand the company’s capabilities using steel to design products for enhanced building resilience.
What is special about Platform is its unique product portfolio including balconies, bridges, and its patented modular stair systems, among other products. Stairs, for example, are typically supplied by miscellaneous metal fabricators, and the accommodation of critical building movement is often overlooked or excluded from design. While working closely with the engineering community, CS identified a gap within the evolving seismic market — stairs that remain intact while accommodating building drift. The combined know-how of CS’s seismic expertise and Platform’s modular stairs promises a soon-to-be-announced solution to deal with this long-standing industry challenge.